About a week ago when .se were heading towards 900 000 registered domains, I thought I’d take a look on how .se is growing, compared to other TLDs.
Those I found interesting to compare the .se-TLD with, (either because of the internet penetration, population or domain penetration per Internet users)
– I have colored those TLDs blue.
Of all TLDs, I have got hold of statistics of 90 – of course there are many many more, but I dont find the others so very important for my study.
From all available TLDs at IANA, I checked the TLDs to see which I could get usable statistics (in various forms).
Then I used https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states to control populations.
And with those numbers, I first made a column that shows the domain per capita.
But I wanted to go one step further and used http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm to determine the number of internet users per country.
With this, I was able get the internet penetration in each country, but what I thought was more interesting was to see the domain penetration per Internet user in each country.
It gives me a better picture of potential growth for ccTLDs (as for now) and I wanted to get this checkpoint before ICANN releases the new TLDs – so I have something to compare at a later point.
Peter Forsman / Internet Sweden